12 ways with fresh peas
Savor the taste of spring in these fresh, seasonal dishes
Fresh Peas with Mint and Green Onions
Fresh peas cook as quickly as frozen so enjoy them all season long. Here we pair them with mint, a classic combo.
Ravioli with Snap Peas, Pea Shoots, and Minty Pea Shoot Pesto
More peas, please! This pea-laden dinner utilizes all things pea, plus it is super-fast to put together.
Snap Pea Minestrone with Poached Eggs
This lovely soup is practically spring in a bowl. To make it heartier, scatter quartered cherry tomatoes and croutons on top.
Lemon Ricotta Risotto with Asparagus, Peas, and Prosciutto
This risotto is a lot more lemony than you might expect, so get ready for some bracing tang along with the rich cheeses.
Scallop and Snow Pea Stir-fry
Tender scallops and crunchy snow peas take a quick turn in the wok before mixing with piles of noodles in this lightning quick one-pot meal.
Recipe: Scallop and Snow Pea Stir-fry
Lamb Burgers with Pea and Mint Relish
Anyone can have a simple hamburger, but with a recipe like this one, the question is why? Grilled bread and a pea and mint relish enhance the juicy lamb.
Believe it or not, this salad improves after a few hours in the refrigerator. The dressing works its way into the peas, cucumbers, and radishes, the flavors meld, and the vegetables become sweeter.
Recipe: Icebox Salad
Risi e Bisi
Reader Angela Brassinga often makes this dish with leftover cooked rice. "I love to serve it with grilled chicken," she says.
Recipe: Risi e Bisi
Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta
Fresh peas and tarragon are symbols of springtime. They also work great together in this creamy ricotta-based pasta.
Recipe: Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta
Peas and Potatoes with Bay Leaves and Black Pepper
Right before serving, grind fresh pepper straight into the serving bowl—you want that spicy burst mingling with the sweet smell of melting butter.
Fresh Pea Soup with Mint
Minty oil and toasted almonds highlight the sweet taste of peas in this soup. It’s especially good with fresh peas from your garden, but still delicious with pre-shelled ones from the store.
Recipe: Fresh Pea Soup with Mint
Spring Bounty Potato Salad
Meet your new picnic staple: a potato salad classic enough to satisfy purists, but with onions, peas, and tarragon for fresh flavor and pretty hits of green.
Recipe: Spring Bounty Potato Salad